11 Chic Backpacks That Will Make You Actually Want To Go Back To School

As summer is winding down, it's time to start thinking about heading back to school or starting a new project for work. Whether you're commuting to a college campus or a new job, it's just about time to start shopping for a chic backpack to lug all your stuff around in. However, don't just reach for the same old boring backpack style that you've always gone with. It's time to change things up. Backpacks are better for your spine than your usual over-the-shoulder bag, and, in recent years, have become way more stylish. Whether you want something with pink fur or covered in spikes, it's time to let your colorful side show.

Topshop Faux Fur Drawstring Backpack

Eye-See-You. This back is pink, furry, and adorable. What else could you possibly want?

Topshop Backpack, $35, nordstrom.com

Ash 'Zuma' Studded Leather Backpack

This is such a cool backpack. Like, “Rihanna would totally rock this backpack if she was heading back to school” cool. 

Ash Backpack, $495, nordstrom.com

Patricia Nash 'Casape' Leather Backpack

Hipster-chic has never been cooler. I’m in love with this unique and stylish backpack. 

Patricia Nash, $248, nordstorm.com

Transparent Alien Backpack

Whether you’re hitting an EDM festival or strutting down the hallway at school, this backpack is sure to turn heads. 

Alien Backpack, $11.99, ebay.com

Shark Backpack

Want to take a bite out of knowledge? Attack all those presentations and spreadsheets with this cool shark backpack! Puns not included. 

NBC Universal Shark Backpack, $69.95, nbcuniversalstore.com

Mad Pax Quack Spiketus Rex Backpack

Quack attack! It’s cute and terrifying at the same time — kind of like high school.

Mad Pax Backpack, $85, madpax.com

Pug Canvas Backpack

This backpack is sure to distract you from your work. Look how precious it is!

Dog backpack, $46.74, ebay.com

Nasty Gal 'So Psyched' Backpack

This colorful tote backpack is great for those who want to be the fiercest kid on the block.

So Psyched Backback, $58, nastygal.com

Nila Anthony Watermelon Backpack

Don’t let the end of summer get you down! Keep it going all year long with this festive backpack.

Nila Anthony Watermelon Backpack, $74.95, pacsun.com

Vans x ASPCA Realm Cat 2 Backpack

Show off your love of all things furry with this funky kitten backpack. Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to ASPCA, so you’re helping out real life animals too!

Vans x ASPCA Realm Cat 2 Backpack, $39.95, zumiez.com

UNIF Bianca Mini Backpack

Doesn’t this look like a backpack straight out of Clueless? Channel your inner Cher Horowitz with this festive pink bag.

UNIF Bianca Mini Backpack, $110, nastygal.com